Best Original Screenplays of 2017

by tupolev72 | created - 26 Feb 2017 | updated - 07 Jan 2018 | Public

This goes to the screenwriter(s). This list will be finalized on December 31st.

1. Minhal Baig

Writer | Hala

Minhal Baig is a writer and director. Her feature-length film, HALA, about a Muslim teenager coping with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own, premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. She's also written on TV shows Hulu and BoJack Horseman. ...

For 1 Night (2016)

2. Joon-ho Bong

Writer | Okja

Joon-ho Bong was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Okja (2017), Snowpiercer (2013) and Memories of Murder (2003).

For Okja (2017) (Story & Screenplay)

3. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

For The Shape of Water (2017) (Story & Screenplay)

4. Jon Ronson

Writer | Frank

Jon Ronson was born on May 10, 1967 in Cardiff, Wales. He is a writer and director, known for Frank (2014), Okja (2017) and The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009). He is married to Elaine Patterson.

For Okja (2017) (Screenplay)

5. Robert Siegel

Writer | The Wrestler

Robert Siegel is a writer and actor, known for The Wrestler (2008), Turbo (2013) and Big Fan (2009). He has been married to Jen Cohn since June 5, 2004. They have one child.

For The Founder (2016).

6. Vanessa Taylor

Writer | The Shape of Water

Vanessa Taylor is a producer and writer, known for The Shape of Water (2017), Game of Thrones (2011) and Alias (2001).

For The Shape of Water (2017) (Screenplay)

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